Tuesday, May 30, 2006

today i have:

  1. woken up at 10 to 8
  2. got the kids to school on time despite #1
  3. came home and had home-made quince jelly on a crumpet (which i shared with w) and a strong coffee. the jelly is the last jar of last year's batch which i found at the back of the cupboard. the first of this year's jelly is sitting on the kitchen window sill, glowing like church windows.
    i bought more quinces this morning (see #4)
  4. went to the wonderful psarakos market in thornbury and bought quinces, mandarins, grapes, potatoes, a huge head of garlic, a bag of pink lady apples, cabbage, carrots and oranges (all for a bargamonious $24!) . then on the way out we bought octopus tentacles (yum) and sardine fillets - both for dinner tonight
  5. took poor w to the doctor to confirm that he still has middle ear - 2 lots of antibiotics and it hasn't budged. one more lot of stronger drugs and if that doesn't shift it, we're off to a paediatric ent.
  6. home for lunch and eventually w conceded defeat and is still currently sleeping.
  7. mixed up some chelated iron for the cumquat, lemon and seveille orange trees which have been looking a bit seedy and yellow about the gills
  8. put washing at various stages of cleanliness and dryness in the washing machine, on the washing line and in the drier
  9. pulled some of the more irritating weeds that have been taunting me in the front garden. this poor garden has been sadly neglected since i hurt my back - i dare not pull more than a few weeds and digging and planting are distant memories
later i will upload some wip photos of the amazing carunculated w earflap hat

ciao for now

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